Nancy Bach, acting instructor at Duquesne University and Point Park University will perform in Lisa Kron’s “2.5 Minute Ride.” The one woman show concerns elements of Kron’s family and moves between scenes involving Kron’s visit to Auschwitz with her father, a Holocaust survivor and septuagenarian; her family’s annual trip to Ceder Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio; and her brother’s marriage to a bride he met online.
Weaving between the episodes allows “2.5 Minute Ride” to showcase both humorous and challenging moments and depicts how people approach life with its tragedy and grief.
“2.5 Minute Ride” is produced by the Duquesne University Red Masquers, Pittsburgh’s oldest amateur theatre company. The group began in the late 19th century when Duquesne began offering drama education, and offers membership to any Duquesne student in good academic standing.
Apart from “2.5 Minute Ride,” Kron, an Ann Arbor-born actress and playwright, wrote the lyrics and book for “Fun Home” and received a Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical in 2015.
Bach is a Pittsburgh-based actress and acting coach who holds degrees from New York University and Point Park University.
“2.5 Minute Ride” is directed by John E. Lane Jr.
The play will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. at the Genesius Theater on the Duquesne campus. pjc
— Adam Reinherz